Their father’s work saved them from post-war deportation
Wilibald Klinger was born on August 14, 1941 in Velký Šenov. He comes from a German family, his grandmother was expelled after the war, along with other Germans. Wilibald’s parents were evicted in 1946. They waited for the transport in the camp in Šluknov for about three or four months. The family eventually returned thanks to Dad’s work. The family’s property, including the house, was confiscated, and they settled in Leopoldov. Ten years later, the family had the opportunity to buy their original house. He started working for the company named Stap, and got married in 1965. He and his wife settled on Vlčí Hora, where they also used to run a guest house. After the boarding house was sold, Wilibald began flying. He got an air license at the age of sixty. In 2022 he lived in the village of Vlčí Hora in the region of Šluknov.